611 in jail over drugs

PHUKET: More than half of the people incarcerated in Phuket’s overcrowded provincial prison have either been convicted of narcotics offenses or are awaiting trial on drug-related charges. According to the latest statistics released by the prison, 611 of the 1,204 inmates are locked up on narcotics-related convictions or charges. Of these, 506 are men and 105 are women. In addition, 221 people are behind bars for cases relating to theft; 136 people for murder or attempted murder; 167 for illegal immigration; 27 for assault; and 42 for sexual assault or prostitution.

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